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Looking Ahead to 5G: Global Market, Application and Technology Development

Looking Ahead to 5G: Global Market, Application and Technology Development

Ultra high-speed networks and IoE (Internet Of Everything) are two major cores when developing 5G. 5G applications developed around the world are designed to propel socioeconomic development and 5G technology development not only plays a role as a propeller but also as a catalyzer in the development of new living patterns and business models. This report profiles 5G development from regional, application, technology and spectrum perspectives with an aim to exploit its future opportunities. Also included is a brief overview of 5G development of some forerunners such as Huawei, Samsung, and Qualcomm.


  • LTE Mobile Networks to Enable Over 50% Population Coverage Globally by 2020
  • Mobile Audio/Video Services Spur Data Volume Growth
  • The Era of Smart Everything with 5G
  • Regional Development
    • R&D Funding Allocated for 5G in Korea, EU, UK and China
    • 2015 as the Start Year for ITU 5G Standard
    • METIS to Become Key Driving Force for 5G
    • Korea Launches 5G Forum to Spearhead 5G Development
    • Japan's 5GMF Organizational Structure
    • China's 13th Five-year Plan will Cover 5G with IMT-2020(5G) as Initiator
  • Application Development
    • METIS 5G Visions and Applications
    • Korea's 5G Forum: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics
    • Japan's 5GMF Aims for Higher User Satisfaction in Eight Selected Areas
    • Typical Scenarios and Services of China IMT-2020(5G) Promotion Group
    • Future Mobile Telecommunications to Build on High-speed Networks and Internet of Everything
  • Technology Development
    • Objectives of ITU for 5G
    • Huawei's 5G Technology Development Areas
    • B4G/5G Development to Keep Abreast
    • Huawei's B4G/5G Layers Set Post-2020 Goals
    • Qualcomm Moving towards More Integrated 4G/5G Network Coverage
    • Integrated Macro and Small Cell Aims for Higher Network Flexibility
    • Samsung Consolidates Unlicensed Band with Wi-Fi for Better Services
    • Multi-node Technology Provides Seamless Network Service Experience
    • IoT Applications to Support Daily Activities
  • Spectrum Development
    • 5G Networks Require High Spectrum Bands
    • Technological Evolution to Bring About Changes in Spectrum Policy and Management

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